Construction Updates: May 2018

May 14, the Board of Education approved TACKArchitects as the architectural firm to design the extensive remodel with additions planned for Prairie Lane Elementary. TACK, Project Advocates and district leaders also met with Prairie Lane staff this month to gather feedback on the current building and what they would like in the future. Design Advisory Committee members have been invited to participate in planning; preliminary meetings will begin this summer and collaboration will begin in the fall. Click here to view the contract for TACKArchitects on the Prairie Lane project.


May 14-15, staff members moved what they could into the new Sunset Hills Elementary. Once the school year concludes, staff will move in the remainder of their belongings on May 29. Crews are currently putting in new sidewalks around the Sunset Hills pool, which will be ready for the public on May 26. We will host a Ribbon Cutting and Open House at the new Sunset Hills Elementary on Wednesday August 8th! The event will be open to the public to view this beautiful new school before students and families attend the Sunset Hills Sneak-A-Peek and Back To School Picnic on August 9th, and start class on August 14th. The project is on time and on budget.


Swanson FEature

The Design Advisory Committee met with Alley Poyner Macchietto architects, Project Advocates and district leaders earlier this month for an updated presentation about the new Swanson Elementary! CLICK HERE for new images and details!

Swanson Construction

Mass grading at the site continues, and crews have started footings and foundations. The new school is scheduled to open in the Fall of 2019.


Photo courtesy Boys & Girls Club of the Midlands

Photo courtesy Boys & Girls Club of the Midlands

Westbrook staff and students, District leaders, Boys & Girls Club of the Midlands and several other community partners celebrated the official groundbreaking of the new Westside Boys & Girls Club Honoring the Hawkins Family on May 8th. Construction of the new facility will begin May 29th, a project funded by the Boys & Girls Club of the Midlands. The club is scheduled to open in the Fall of 2019.

Construction crews will restart work as soon as the school year concludes, finishing all renovations this summer.

Work will soon be underway to expand the Welding Lab/Engineering Tech Space at Westside High School, as well as the Little Theater! Construction is expected to begin this summer, made possible thanks to the generosity and support of the Westside Foundation!

Congratulations to Ann Christiansen and Kris Brown, appointed to additional 2-year terms with the Bond Oversight Committee. We are grateful to all BOC members for their time and commitment to Westside’s 2015 Major Facilities Plan!